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Thursday, November 30, 2017

DL Capt. Richard E. Colby

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Richard E. Colby
April 10, 1942 ~ November 28, 2017
 
News has reached our group with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Richard Emory Colby, age 75.  Captain Colby joined Delta Air Lines 01-05-1970.  He is survived by his wife Alice, their children and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Services are planned for Wednesday Dec. 6th at 2:00 PM, at New River Church located in Wylie SC, with reception to follow.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary...............
Richard Colby passed away in Tega Cay, South Carolina on November 28, 2017 at the age of 75.
He was born in Evergreen, Alabama.
 
Richard obtained his B.S. degree from Auburn University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was in The Air Force ROTC program. He also met his soulmate Alice Colby at Auburn University. They shared fifty-four sweet years of marriage. He received a regular commission into the U.S. Air Force where he flew the F-106 in The Air Defense Command.
 
Richard began his airline pilot career at Delta Airlines in January 1970 flying various commercial aircraft.
He became a pilot representative with ALPA( Airline Pilots Association) and later became Manager of Flight
Training and Standards. He finished his career at Delta in 1998 with the title of Vice President of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot. While at Delta Richard also served on the Board of Directors of the Delta Employees Credit Union.
 
He traveled extensively with friends on fishing , hunting, and golfing trips and still found time to start and run several successful businesses yet his priorities were always with his family especially entertaining his grand children.
 
Richard is predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Long and Richard Brassell and half brother Fredrick Colby.
 
He is survived by his wife Alice, daughter Lauri Barnette of Lake Wylie, SC, son Lee Colby(Kathy) of Peachtree City, Ga. And grand children Erica Barnette, Colby Barnette, Payton Colby, and Greyson Colby, sister Elizabeth Jones(Carroll) of Annandale, VA., sister Lauren Carter of Belen, NM, Half brother Ricky Brassell of Crestview, FL. and sister in law Diane Colby of Gulf Breeze, FL.
 
There will be a memorial service Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 at New River Church at 136 Carroll Cove Rd. Lake Wylie, SC. 29710. Service at 2:00 with reception to follow.
 
The family suggest that contributions be sent to the Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W. Lilburn, Ga.30047.
 
 
 
From: Julian Black            Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:06 PM          Subject: Captain Richard Colby
 

Delta Folks:

We just got the sad news from Wayne and Helen Bundrick that Richard Colby passed tonight.

We do not have any more information.

Julia Black

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

WC/RW Capt. Frank Joseph 'Joe' Buskirk

Update with service arrangements:  Funeral  Mass
Saturday December 9th @ 9:00 AM
 
St Jude Catholic Church
  10526 166th Ave NE
Redmond WA 98052
 
425-883-7685
 


~ IN MEMORY ~
WC/RW   WWII veteran, Capt. F. Joseph ‘Joe’ Buskirk
December 6, 1919 ~ November 9, 2017
                                                           
News with the passing of an aviation pioneer, WWII veteran and RNPA member, retired pilot Captain Frank Joseph ‘Joe’ Buskirk, just shy of his 98th birthday.  Captain Buskirk began his commercial flying career 05-25-1946, survived the various mergers and retired with Hughes Airwest.  Widowed January 1st, 2016 with the passing of his wife Ellen, Joe is survived by their children, their grand- and great grandchildren.  Joe & Ellen had most recently resided in Redmond, Washington.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary...........
Captain F. Joseph Buskirk (Hughes Air West, ret.) died peacefully on November 9th in Redmond WA, one month short of his 98th birthday.
Joe was born Frank Joseph Buskirk on December 6, 1919, in Montrose, CO.
Always a hard worker, he was proud to have had a paper route (age 5), served as an Alter Boy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church & worked at Anderson’s drug store for much of his school years. Mr. Anderson was instrumental in Joe attending the University of Colorado studying to become a Pharmacist.
Just prior to the outbreak of WWII, he was selected for Naval Cadet Flight Training in Pensacola FL, earning his wings in February 1942. Before he was sent for the 1st of 3 tours to the Aleutian Islands in AK as a PBY Patrol Pilot, he met Ellen Erixon at a “Tea Dance” at San Diego NAS. On February 25, 1943, Joe & Ellen were married & celebrated 72 years together.
After his discharge from the Navy, he was hired by Zimmerly Air Transport flying the B-247. Through the years he survived the mergers with Empire Airlines, West Coast Airlines, Air West & Hughes Airwest, retiring #1 on the Pilot Seniority List as a B-727 Captain.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen, & his daughter-in-law Kathy (HAW Flight Attendant). He is survived by his 3 sons, Dale & wife Gerda of Glendale AZ; Dan (HAW & NWA Pilot) & wife Susan of Scottsdale AZ; David of Laguna Niguel CA; & their 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was a wonderful husband, father, and man and will be greatly missed.
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In Memory of Ellen BUSKIRK
September 11, 1920 - January 1, 2016
From: Tom Bailey  Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:51 PM  Subject: Joe Buskirk

.................We lost Joe Buskirk earlier this month; he was one of our original pilots and the last of the Empire and Zimmerly pilots.  Here is his obit:  http://www.hughesairwest.com/InMemory.html     .............

NWA Capt. Lawrence Eugene Owen Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Lawrence Eugene Owen Jr.
January 24, 1940 ~ November 18, 2017
 
Word has reached us with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Lawrence ‘Larry’ Owen, age 77.
Captain Owen joined Northwest Airlines 09-12-1964. 
To share memories, these sites will lead you to online guestbooks for Captain Owen:
also
Arrangements entrusted to FLORIDA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME | FLORIDA MEMORIAL GARDENS,
5950 S US HWY 1, ROCKLEDGE, FL 32955 ...  (321) 636-8943.
As our news is limited, additional information/corrections are always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary notice reads: 
Lawrence Eugene Owen, Jr. of Melbourne, Florida
Jan 24, 1940 - Nov 18, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, Rockledge, FL.
 
 
 
From: RNPA News Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:28 AM
Subject: RNPA News: Larry Owen Has Flown West.
 

Tom Adams writes.

Larry Owen Passed away this evening.

Many thanks
Tom ADAMS


Sunday, November 26, 2017

NWA/DL Capt. Steven Andrew Ray

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, NWA/DL pilot Steven Andrew Ray
November 18, 1958 ~ September 29, 2017
 
Belated notice with the passing of Northwest/Delta pilot Steven Andrew Ray, age 58.  Captain Ray joined Northwest Airlines 01-09-1987.  He is survived by his wife Jody, their children and their grandson.
To view the online obituary and guestbook please visit http://www.larkinmortuary.com/obituary/steven-andrew-ray/ 
Larkin Mortuary of Salt Lake City, Utah was entrusted with arrangements  (801) 363-5781.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary.......................
Steven Andrew Ray was born November 18, 1958 to Edward and Helen Ray in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.  He passed away September 29, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  Steve was a Navy brat who lived many places all over the world.  He graduated from Kennedy High School in Denver, CO in 1976.  In 1980, he graduated from the University of Colorado and was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy.  On August 23, 1980, Steve and Jody married in Arvada, Colorado.
 
As a child, Steve’s dream was to fly airplanes.  He realized that dream when he earned his Naval Aviators Wings of Gold on December 11, 1981 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Steve’s favorite job during his Navy career was as a flight instructor to incoming Navy pilots.  At the end of his commitment to the Navy, he was hired as a pilot by Northwest Airlines on January 9, 1987.  Steve loved being an airline pilot, flying all over the world.
 
But as much as Steve loved flying, he loved his family more.  There was nothing more important to him.  He loved playing with his kids, going to soccer and lacrosse games, and traveling the world together as a family.  He was happiest when his family was gathered together at home.
 
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Helen and his daughter, Alexandra.  He is survived by his wife Jody, daughter Mikaela (David), son James and grandson Cooper.
 
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Ashley Park LDS Ward, 10312 Ashley Park Drive, Sandy, UT.  A visitation will be held from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. prior to the services.  Interment Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.
 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics Utah at http://sout.org/ways-to-give/in-memoriam-donations/

Saturday, November 25, 2017

DL Capt. Robert J. Mackey

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ J. Mackey
November 25, 1948 ~ November 19, 2017

Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Bob Mackey, age 68.  Captain Mackey joined Delta Air Lines 09-07-1979 and was based 030/DFW.  He is survived by his wife Barbara, their children and grandchildren.
To view the online obituary please visit http://www.familyowned.net/obituaries/Robert-Mackey-3/ 
Services for Captain Mackey were held today in Texas, burial will be Monday, NOV 27. 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM,
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX, US, 75211.
If more information is received, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.............................Robert "Bob" Mackey
Robert J. Mackey, 68, passed away peacefully at home following a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, November 19th, 2017. Born in Pensacola, FL on November 25th, 1948 to William A. and Warren Jemison Mackey, he graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1966 and the Naval Academy in 1970. After marrying Barbara Murdoch on June 6th, 1970, Bob embarked on a lifetime of service to others.
He served his country flying with the Navy for 9 years active duty, 18 years in the Naval Reserve and another 20 recruiting for the Naval Academy.
As a Delta Air Lines pilot Bob served countless travelers and retired as Chief Line Check Pilot on the 737 in 2004. From 1983 to 1987, Bob was elected to four terms with the Keller ISD school board, serving as Board President for several years.
Golf would wait as Bob began teaching Geometry and Calculus at Keller High School in 2006. He was selected as 2009 High School Teacher of the Year, and served as Math Department Chairman from 2010 until 2014.
In 2014, Bob’s fourth career began, serving others through his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a Church Building Chairman, Deacon and Elder with Lakeside Presbyterian Church PCA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara; and their two sons and families: Robert, Jr. (wife Kimberly), their children Jordan, Carter, and Peyton; Stephen (wife Mollie), and their son Parker; his brother William Mackey (wife Sue); and sister Sue Mackey Augustus (husband Jim).
Arrangements entrusted to Lucas Funeral Home – Keller TX
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It is with great sadness that I
inform you that our fellow alum Robert "Bob"
Mackey, a proud member of the Class of '70, passed away
on 19 November 2017.   
     
Bob was a member of the Class of
1970. He was a gymnast at USNA. Following graduation he
earned his wings and flew A-7s. After his time in the Navy
he flew for Delta for many years.   
Most of us in the Chapter knew Bob
from his service as the Blue and Gold Officer Area
Coordinator for Area 317 (Fort Worth). Bob was a BGO for 37
years. He recruited many of the BGOs serving still today,
and his leadership was instrumental in building the
incredibly strong candidate source that our Chapter area
represents to USNA.    
He was preceded in death by his
parents William and Sue Mackey. He is survived by his wife
of 47 years Barbara; sons Robert (Kimberly) Mackey and
Stephen (Mollie) Mackey; brother William Alexander Mackey;
sister Sue Mackey Augustus and grandchildren Christopher
Jordan, Carter Boyd, Peyton Gayle and William
Parker.   
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Visitation services:
Friday, Nov 24, 5:00 PM - 8:00
PM    
Lucas Funeral Home -
Keller    
1601 S. Main St   
Keller, TX, US, 76248
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Funeral services:  
Saturday, Nov 25. 10:00 AM - 11:00
AM    
Lakeside Presbyterian
Church    
2701 Southlake Blvd.  
Southlake, TX, US,
76092    
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Burial:    
Monday, Nov 27, 11:30
a.m.    
Dallas-Fort Worth National
Cemetery    
2000 Mountain Creek
Pkwy    
Dallas, TX 75211  
Link to
 
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Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:07 PM


A visitor to your Web site has filled out the form located at:
http://PCN.homestead.com/Death_Form.html
A Deceased full name 1Robert "Bob" Mackey
B Date of Birth 111/25/1948
C Date of Death 111/29/2017
D Relationship 1Pilot
E Active Retired 1Retired
F Domicile 1DFW
G Age at death 168
H Cause of death 1Cancer
I Living Spouse 1Barbara
J Address 1???
K City 1???
L State 1TX
M Zip 1???
N Airline 1Delta
O Guestbook URL 1http://fortworth.area-obituaries.com/obituary/2254
P Comments Obit 1
Q Contact Name 1Roger A. Lewis
R Contact Email 1redsplitwindow@gmail.com
S Contact Phone 1847.833.5862


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Linda Kane, wife of DL Capt. Robert Kane

~ IN MEMORY ~
Linda Kane, wife of DL Capt. Robert Kane
December 24, 1939 ~ November 18, 2017
 
Word has reached us with the passing of Linda Elizabeth Kane, wife of retired Delta Air Lines Captain Robert Kane.  Services for Linda are planned for tomorrow morning November 22nd at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with visitation this evening.  Please see information below.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as 
30 Virginia Cir SW , Rome GA 30161-4415.  Email ctc:  bigjet7@gmail.com
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................
Linda Prestwood Kane passed away at her home with her husband by her side on November 18, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Kane Irvin (Jeff) of Charlotte, NC and Mary Kane Chambers (Mike) of Atlanta, Ga. and her beloved grandchildren Kane Chambers, Nate Chambers, Olivia Irvin, and Jack Irvin. She was preceded in death by her son Frank Joseph Kane.
 
Linda was born on December 24, 1939 in Fort Payne, Alabama to the late Charles and Mildred Prestwood. She was educated in the Dekalb Co. School System and later attended the University of Alabama where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She once danced with the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant at a football banquet.
 
In 1961, she married Captain Robert Kane. They lived in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Lakenheath, England while he served his country in the US Air Force. They eventually settled in Rome, Georgia where they raised their family and where Linda graduated from Berry College.
 
Linda was a longtime children's librarian at Sara Hightower library and later a longtime volunteer at Habitat for Humanity in Rome. Linda enjoyed working in her own garden as well as around her community. She was a certified Master Gardener and active member of the Camellia Garden Club. She was an avid golfer, playing several times a week with her husband and close friends. She also enjoyed needlepoint, entertaining and spending time with her many friends and family.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to The Camellia Garden Club, 100 E.8th Street, Rome, Ga 30161 or to Habitat for Humanity of Rome.
 
Visitation will be held at Daniel's Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 5 until 7 p.m., and funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, November 22 at 11 a.m. The Reverend John Herring and The Reverend Doctor G. Donald Black will officiate.
 
Service Information................
Memorial Service:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM
St. Peters Episcopal Church, 101 East 4th Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 291-9111
 
Visitation:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Daniel's Funeral Home, 901 East 2nd Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 232-3646
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Obituary notice .................Linda Elizabeth Kane
Mrs. Linda Elizabeth Kane, age 77, of Rome, passed away at her residence Saturday, November 18, 2017.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, November 21, 2017, from 5 until 7:00 p.m. at Daniel’s Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
A complete obituary announcement will be in Wednesday’s paper.
Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
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From: Robert Kane ( bigjet7@gmail.com )
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:21 AM

Linda Elizabeth Kane, wife of Delta Captain Robert Kane, passed away on November 18, 2017. Burial will be in Rome, Georgia.;

Sunday, November 19, 2017

DL Capt. Robert Dozier Harris III

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Bob Harris
November 16, 1938 ~ November 16, 2017
 
News has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Robert Dozier Harris III, having passed on his 79th birthday.  Captain Harris joined Delta Air Lines 01-06-1969 and retired in June 1997, based 030/DFW.  He is survived by his wife Barbara, their children, grand and great grandchildren. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Personal condolences may be sent to the Harris family at
16574 Indian Ridge Drive, Bullard TX 75757-8808.
Services for Captain Harris are planned for November 22nd in Tyler, Texas ... please see below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
FWD from Roger Lewis, 60th Bum Group....................
Their will be a memorial service for Captain Bob Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 11 A.M.
Stewart's Funeral Home
7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy
Tyler, TX
will handle the service.
After the service, Bob's cremated remains will be buried at a local cemetery. You are welcome to join the family in this service as well.
Cards and letters of condolence may be sent to:
Mrs. Barbara Harris
16574 Indian Ridge Dr.
Bullard, TX 75757
903-825-9377
                            Kenson Vance, Capt. Retired
 
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" D. Harris..........................
Memorial services for Robert "Bob" D. Harris, 79, of Bullard, will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Stewart Family Funeral Home with David Dorn officiating. Inurnment will follow at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Harris left this world Thursday, November 16, 2017 on his birthday.
He was born November 16, 1938 in St. Augustine, Florida to Dr. Robert and Dora Harris and was a brother to sister, Diane Harris.
Bob grew up in St. Augustine and graduated from Ketterlinus High School in 1956. He attended his beloved Florida State University with degrees in History and Psychology.
He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a pilot.
His career with Delta Airlines took him to places around the world for 28 years. Bob and family lived in Arlington, Texas until he retired from the airlines at which point Bob and Barbara designed their dream home and moved to Bullard living on the lake where they had so many memories of long summer days with their kids. They became members of the Eagle's Bluff Country Club and enjoyed weekly games of golf and fellowship with friends. Bob and Barbara are members of the Marvin United Methodist Church.
The true meaning of life to Bob was faith, Barbara and his continued commitment to his family. He held these extremely close to his heart and was always ready to help friends along the way. Bob celebrated life each day and it is fair to say he had the time of his life.
He is survived by his loving family including Barbara Harris, his wife of 59 years; 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren (known to them as Didi). 
If desired, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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I am sorry and saddened to inform you of the death of Bob Harris, 79 of Bullard, TX.
Bob earlier this year had to have a heart vale replaced, and had no problems with the operation. Heart complications are suspected
Capt. Harris spent his entire flying career out of DFW. Over 28 years of service, retiring in 1997.
His wife, Barbara, resides at and cards may be sent to:
16574 Indian Ridge Dr.
Bullard, TX 75757
Funeral services are pending.

                Capt Kenson Vance

Friday, November 17, 2017

DL crew scheduler John Crain

~ IN MEMORY ~
ATL DL crew scheduler John Crain
 

Facebook followers received notice recently that retired crew scheduler John Crain has passed away.  I believe John was 73 years of age at the time of his passing last Monday, November 13th.  A follow up facebook posting by family notes that services for John will be held tomorrow November 18th at 4:00PM at Brooks Christian Church of Brooks, Georgia.     
Our information is very limited.  Additional information and/or corrections are always appreciated.
If more news is received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,

                ~ Carol for the PCN 

NWA Capt. Gerald R. Seaton Sr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Capt. Gerald R. Seaton Sr.
March 31, 1934 ~ November 11, 2017
 
News has reached our group with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Gerald Ralph Seaton Sr., age 83.  Captain Seaton joined Northwest Airlines 05-23-1966 and retired with Northwest in 1994.  He is survived by his wife Lurene, their children, grand and great grandchildren.  Online condolences may be shared at this funeral home website:  http://www.caturia-smidtfh.com/obituary/gerald-seaton
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family’s Minnesota address as
26826 County Road 4 , Nisswa  MN 56468-2180.
If more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary....................
From: RNPA News Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 Subject: Gerald Seaton Has Flown West.
 
Gerald R. Seaton, age 83 of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Hastings and the Brainerd Lakes area, died peacefully Saturday evening, November 11, 2017, at Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, Florida.
 
Gerald was a Naval Aviator and following his Naval career, was employed at Northwest Airlines as a commercial airline pilot.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Elizabeth (Zosel) Seaton.
 
Gerald is survived by his wife, Lurene; three daughters, Kim Seaton of Eden Prairie, MN, Kathy Seaton of St. Petersburg, FL and Karen Seaton of Boulder, CO; one son, Gerald of St. Paul, MN; two brothers, Eugene of AZ and Richard of CA; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 4–7 p.m. at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 201 Seventh Street East, Hastings, MN.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 4 at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN, with full Military Honors provided.
 
Memorials are preferred to the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Fund.

 

Patrick Dykes, son of C&S/DL Capt. Fred N. Dykes

~ IN MEMORY ~
Patrick Tillery Dykes, son of deceased C&S/DL Capt. Fred Dykes
April 8, 1952 - November 11, 2017
 
Word has been sent to us with the passing of Patrick ‘Pat’ Dykes, son of deceased C&S/DL pilot Capt. Fred ‘Freddie’ N. Dykes.  Patrick’s father Fred was born 12-18-1918 and passed 03-15-2006.  Fred joined Chicago & Southern 01-09-1946 and retired with Delta Air Lines.
Both obituaries for Pat and Capt. Dykes appear below.  To view/sign the online guestbook for Patrick please visit http://www.ejfieldingfh.com/obituaries/Patrick-Dykes/ 
Patrick’s obituary notes that services were held yesterday November 15th in Louisiana.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary.....................Patrick Tillery Dykes
Patrick Tillery Dykes passed from this life on Saturday, November 11, 2017. A native of Covington, LA, Pat was born on April 8, 1952, to Fred Nathaniel Dykes and Alice Clark Dykes. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Mayronne Dykes, their children Grace Nicholson Dykes Smith and her husband C.M. Smith of Baton Rouge; Rev. Reuben Clark Dykes of Baton Rouge; Michael Holmes Dykes of New Orleans; and Sarah Milyn Dykes of Baton Rouge; and two grandchildren, Audrey Elizabeth Smith and James Milton Smith. He is also survived by his brothers: Jimmy (Gwen) of Mandeville, LA, and Mike (Sharon) of DeQueen, AR.
 
Pat graduated from St. Paul’s High School in 1970, and earned a B.S. Degree in Economics from Spring Hill College in 1975. His professional career was spent in the insurance industry, the last 35 years of which were at Erwin Insurance Agency in Covington.
 
Pat died as he lived, surrounded by his loving family, a witness to his deep faith and an inspiration to all who knew him.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph Abbey. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pat’s memory to either the Servants of the Pierced Hearts f Jesus and Mary (SCTJM), 3098 SW 14th St., Miami, FL 33145 or to the Missionaries of Charity, 737 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or to the CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334.
Share a memory on the tribute wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com  < http://www.ejfieldingfh.com/ >
Cemetery Details:  St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Rd. , Benedict, LA  http://www.saintjosephabbey.com
 
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Obituary for Capt. Fred N. Dykes

Fred N. Dykes, known to his family as Poppa, died of cancer on March 15, 2006, at the age of 87. Loving husband of Alice Mary Clark Dykes who preceded him in death, Poppa is survived by his sons Jimmy and his wife Gwen of Mandeville, Mike and his wife Sharon of Dequeen, AR, Pat and his wife Ann of Covington, 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He graduated from Loyola University in 1939 and was a member of their last football team. After serving as a Navy pilot in World War II, Poppa flew for 33 years with Delta Air Lines and was one of the Delta Pioneers. In his later years with Delta, he served as head of Delta’s Professional Standards Committee. A resident of Covington for 56 years, he was recognized by the City of Covington in 2002 as the founder of Little League baseball. He was also one of the original founders of Covington Country Club and St. Paul High School’s Athletic Association. An avid sportsman, Poppa enjoyed fishing and hunting, but was known best for his golf game. Like he always said, “golf is the game that you can play until you die”........................................

 
 
........obituary of Patrick Dykes who was the youngest son of deceased DAL Capt. Freddie Dykes who passed in March 2006.
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From: skydad@bellsouth.net      Sent: 11/16/2017 Subject: Fred Dyke's son
 

.............. Some of the old MSY pilots will remember Freddie Dykes.  His youngest son, Pat, passed away a few days ago here in Covington.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Theresa Koppie, wife of C&S/DL Chad N. Koppie


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <dwskjerven@aol.com>
Date: Nov 24, 2017 21:30
Subject: Capt Chad Koppie's wife Terri

This coming Sunday, November 26th there will be visitation at Chad's for his wife who recently passed away.

There will be visitation at the family home 39W140 Freeman Road, Gilberts, Il 60136 on November 26, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This I am told is also the mailing address for Capt Chap Koppie.
The following morning November 27th from 9:30 to 10:30 there will be visitation at O'Connor Funeral Home in Huntley, Il.  Then they will leave from the funeral home and proceed to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 297 E. Jefferson Avenue, in Hampshire, Il for an 11 A.M. Mass.
I plan on going to Chad's on Sunday.  God Bless Chad and his family,  David W. Skjerven
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~ IN MEMORY ~
Theresa ‘Terri’ Koppie, wife of C&S/DL Capt. Chad N. Koppie
Word has been received with the passing of Theresa Koppie, wife of retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Chad Koppie.  We understand that arrangements have been entrusted to O’Connor Funeral Home of Huntley, Illinois  http://www.jamesaoconnorfuneralhome.com/ 
Please see funeral arrangements below set for November 27th with visitation the afternoon prior at the family home. 
To date I’ve not been able to locate an online obituary but notice should appear in the newspaper soon. 
As more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
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From: auntlee57@hotmail.com  Sent: 11/15/2017 2:06:24 PM Central Standard Time  Subject: Terri Koppie
I have been able to find out that O'Connor Funeral Home in Huntley IL, located at 11603 E. Main Street is in charge of arrangements for Chad Koppie's wife.
There will be visitation at the family home 39W140 Freeman Road, Gilberts, IL on November 26, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
The following morning November 27th from 9:30 to 10:30 there will be visitation at O'Connor Funeral Home in Huntley, Il.  Then they will leave from the funeral home and proceed to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 297 E. Jefferson Avenue, in Hampshire, Il for an 11 A.M. Mass.
I hope this will be a help to anyone interested in paying their respects. 
Arrangements will not be listed in the newspaper for another week.  I obtained the above information from the funeral home.
If you wouldn't mind sending this on to anyone that might be interested. 
Thanks,
Linda Wiese
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From: gsmith929@sbcglobal.net  sent: 11/14/2017 8:28:31 AM Central Standard Time  Subject: Terri Koppie
Chads wife died 11/13.  Funeral will be in Huntley, arrangements not complete.......

Thanks Glenn

Monday, November 13, 2017

C&S/DL Capt. Edward John Waldo

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, C&S/DL Capt. Edward ‘Ed’ Waldo
March 31, 1918 ~ November 9, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired C&S/Delta pilot Captain Edward John Waldo, age 99.  Captain Waldo joined Chicago & Southern 09-08-1942 and retired with Delta Air Lines in July 1975, based Atlanta.  Widowed in March 2010 with the passing of his wife Shirley, Captain Waldo is survived by their children, many grand and great grandchildren, and his sister.  Both obituaries appear below and this link should take you directly to Captain Waldo’s obituary:  https://www.memorialparkfuneralandcemetery.com//?post_type=obits&s=waldo&post_type=obits#obit_results
Funeral services for Captain Waldo will be held Saturday, November 18th at 11:30 AM, at Memorial Park Funeral Home of Memphis TN, with visitation one hour prior.  The Waldos had most recently resided at  6452 Pine Circle , Memphis TN 38115-4264.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary.....Edward Waldo 1918 - 2017
Edward Waldo Memphis, TN Retired Delta Airlines Captain Edward Waldo passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Kirby Pines Retirement Community in his garden home. Edward was born in Winona, Minnesota on March 31, 1918 to the late Floyd and Anna Bollman Waldo. He grew up in Winona where he learned to fly as a teenager. He flew with the Max Conrad Flying School during the 1930's and was a civilian flight instructor to the military at several army bases during World War II. He started his commercial airline career in 1942, and after 33 years of flying with Delta Airlines he retired in 1975. Upon retirement from Delta, he became a flight instructor at the Olive Branch Airport in Olive Branch, Mississippi for 20 years. During his flying career he amassed more than 39,000 flight hours. He received the honor of being flight instructor of the year for the Mid-South area. He married Shirley Louise Bell in June of 1945, and they were married for 64 years until her death in March of 2010. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Waldo and is survived by a sister, Mary Bredeson of Piqua, Ohio. He is also survived by a daughter, Diane Johnson of Germantown, Tennessee, a step- son, William Petty of Memphis, Tennessee and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edward's feelings about flying are best summed up by the following words of N. Robinson: "What is a pilot? Ask him. He will look at his runway, searching for words to explain it to you. The music of the propeller and the engine are but pieces of melody in the symphony that wells up and surges across the asphalt and gravel to him. The beauty of patchwork fields and dancing horizons are only faint shadows on the masterpiece across the canvas of his windshield. If you must ask a pilot why, then you will never understand, for he cannot give you an answer. It is an answer that is found in the soul. It is the same force that compels an artist or writer to struggle a lifetime to give meaningful expression to their feelings through their work, even when their work is not given recognition. A pilot cannot hope for recognition. No one will discover in years to come his perfect takeoff or flawless crosswind landing. They are temporary. Gone forever, once they are done, leaving behind only scattered dust that will settle. A pilot is a pilot because he must be. The spirit of a man is in his work. The spirit of a pilot is restless unless it is merged with the spirit of the wind; and together they are one." Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18 at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, Tennessee with burial following the service. The service will be held at 11:30 a.m. with visitation preceding at 10:30 a.m.
.Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - Sunday, November 12, 2017
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Obituary............wife Shirley L. Waldo
Birth Date: May 6, 1914
Death Date: March 11, 2010
Shirley Waldo, 95, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010. She was an artist who had a natural talent for painting when she was very young. Later in life while living in Houston, TX, Shirley, began taking art lessons and enjoyed her painting for many years, selling some of her work and giving many pieces to lucky members of her family and friends. She particularly loved painting landscapes, orientals, and portraits. Shirley was preceded in death by a brother George Bell, and a sister Irma Rena. She leaves her husband, Ed Waldo of 64 years, a son Bill Petty, a step-daughter, Diane Johnson, five granddaughters, Tori Petty, Paige McKee, Glenda Milligan, Vicki Grant, and Lori Johnson, a grandson Chris Johnson, six great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. She also leaves a brother Bill Bell, a sister Frances Wellman, and many nieces and nephews who always thought aunt Shirley was fun to be with. She will be greatly missed......................

Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

NWA Capt. Robert Eugene Swisher

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, NWA Capt. Robert E. Swisher
December 2, 1948 ~ November 6, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of retired USAF Major and Northwest pilot Captain Robert Eugene Swisher, age 68.  Captain Swisher’s obituary, online guestbook and photo gallery may be viewed at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Robert+%22B3%22-Swisher&lc=6743&pid=187175436&mid=7630158  Obituary information notes that services will be held Monday, November 13th with visitation the evening prior, in Lexington SC ....please see below.
If more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary............Robert Eugene Swisher USAF Retired
Robert Eugene Swisher, 68, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, at home after a courageous ten year battle with cancer. Bob was born December 2, 1948 in Gary, IN. He was the son of Margaret Hart Swisher and the late Everett Eugene Swisher.
 
Major Swisher attended the US Air Force Academy before earning his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. After college, he dedicated his life to the service of his country in the US Air Force, where he flew multiple models of the F-4 Phantom in the US, Japan, Philippines, and Korea. Major Swisher then deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the liberation of Kuwait, before retiring after 25 years of honorable service. He became a Captain for Northwest Airlines until his retirement. He continued his service as a very active member of the South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Air Force Association.
 
He is survived by his mother, Margaret; wife, Cynthia; children, Amy Sutter (Patrick), Carrie Anne Kennedy (Ryan), Brant Swisher (Leah), Daniel Smith (Jamie Kinsley); siblings, Barbara Stanivuk (Boris), and Raymond Swisher; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lexington. Committal will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC at 2:00 p.m. following the Mass. The South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol will provide the Honor Guard.
 
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol at 3901 CAP Wing Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170.
 

.published Augusta Chronicle, The (GA) - Friday, November 10, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NWA Capt. Bob Sibert Carstensen

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Bob S. Carstensen
September 28, 1919 ~ October 25, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Bob Sibert Carstensen, age 98.  Captain Carstensen joined Northwest Airlines 08-11-1942 and retired with Northwest in 1979.  Widowed in October 2007 with the passing of his wife Eleanor ‘Ellie’, Captain Carstensen is survived by his daughter, granddaughter and great grandchildren. 
Online obituary information may be viewed at the funeral home website:
The Carstensens had most recently resided in Bremerton, Washington. 
Service arrangements are not known. 
If more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.  
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary.......................Bob S. Carstensen
Bob S. Carstensen Bob graduated from Ballard High School and attended the University of Washington. He became an Army pilot, volunteering to serve the United Nations rescuing soldiers and civilians. On furlough he married Eleanor Phellps on July, 3, 1942 they were married till her passing in 2007. The constant captain; boating as much a joy as flying. He retired after 30 years with Northwest Airlines. Also a 30 year resident of Hidden Cove, Bainbridge Island. Survived by his only daughter Carol; granddaughter Courtney, and great grandchildren Atticus and Ames.
.Seattle Times, The (WA) - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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Bob Sibert Carstensen
Bremerton, WA
Sept. 28, 1919 to Oct. 25, 2017
Veteran
Bob graduated from Ballard High School and attended the University of Washington. He became an Army pilot, volunteering to serve the United Nations rescuing soldiers and civilians. On furlough he married Eleanor Phellps on July, 3, 1942 they were married till her passing in 2007...........................................
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Obituary.....wife Ellie
Eleanor Carstensen, 88 of Bremerton
Dec. 22, 1918 to Oct. 19, 2007
Eleanor B. Carstensen of Bremerton and former 30-year resident of Bainbridge Island, passed away on October 19, 2007. She was 88 years of age. Eleanor was born on December 22, 1918 in Marysville, WA. She graduated from Marysville High School in 1936. On July 3, 1942, Eleanor married Bob S. Carstensen in Ballard, WA. She enjoyed Bowling, Boating, fishing and shopping for anything. Eleanor traveled to Hong Kong and camped in Arizona.
 
Eleanor was preceded in death by sisters, Maryann, Betty and Alice. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bob S. Carstensen of Bremerton; daughter, Carol Green of Bremerton; sister, Marge Flagg (Bill) of California; and a granddaughter, Courtney.
 

A reception celebrating Eleanor's life will be held at Lewis Chapel on Monday, October 29th, at 1 p.m. An online memorial can be seen at www.lewischapel.com.

DL pilot Frank Kendall 'Kenny' Tipton

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, DL pilot Frank Kendall ‘Kenny’ Tipton
September 12, 1966 ~ October 28, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Frank Kendall ‘Kenny’ Tipton, age 51.  I believe he joined Delta Air Lines 01-15-1998 and was based ATL.  Obituary information indicates that Kenny is survived by his daughter, his parents, and other family members.
 
This link should take you directly to the online obituary and guestbook:  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Frank-Tipton&lc=7007&pid=187162522&mid=7627818 
Online obituary information may also be viewed at
 
Memorial services for Kenny Tipton will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Decatur, Alabama. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, November 13th, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola FL.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary........................Frank Kendall Tipton
Frank Kendall "Kenny" Tipton of Newnan, GA, died on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
 
He was born on September 12, 1966 in Decatur, Ga. His early years were spent in Decatur, Ga. and Stone Mountain, Ga. and later in Bloomington, Minn. where he graduated from JFK High School.
 
After attending Auburn University where he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity, he entered the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator. After the Navy he flew for Sun Country Airlines and then began his dream job as a pilot for Delta Airlines.
 
There will be a memorial service for Kenny on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Decatur, Ala. with a light lunch afterwards. A burial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 13 at the Barrancas National Cemetery at the Pensacola Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Fla.
 
He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Amelia Tipton; parents, William and Ashlyn Tipton of Decatur, Ala.; brother, William(Becky) Tipton IV, nephews, Will and Matthew; aunt, Sandra Wheeler; cousins, Lisa(Lee) Friend, Wendy(Adam) Nichols, Randall Wade, Kim Daniels and Kristie Greene.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made either to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3809 Spring Avenue Decatur, AL 35603 or to Canine Assistants 3160 Francis Road Alpharetta, GA 30004.

Roselawn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ala. 

NWA Capt. Claire A. Davis

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Claire A. Davis
March 22, 1924 ~ November 5, 2017
 
The family of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Claire Davis have written us with news of his passing.  Captain Davis joined Northwest Airlines 04-07-1953 and retired in 1984.  Widowed in June of 2012 with the passing of his wife Betty, Captain Davis is survived by his children, grand and great grandchildren. He most recently had resided at 2925 Lincoln Drive, #516, Roseville, MN  55113.
To view Captain Davis’ obituary online and sign the guestbook please visit the funeral home website at https://www.muellerbies.com/clairedavis 
Services for Captain Davis will be held Friday, November 10th at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, St. Paul MN.  Visitation from 4-8 PM the evening prior at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME of ROSEVILLE MN, and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................
Claire A. Davis  
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great and Great-Great Grandfather​
Died peacefully November 5, 2017, at the age of 93.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Arena on the S.S. Stafford. After the war, he became a pilot of a variety of aircraft for Northwest Airlines, retiring as captain of the 747, flying internationally to Asia and Europe.
He is preceded in death by Betty, his wife of almost 66 years; parents, brother, three sisters, and granddaughter, Andrea Favilla.
He is survived by children Dennis (Chris), Michelle Favilla, and Tamra Cownie, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 10 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 285 N. Dale Street, St. Paul.  Interment Evergreen Memorial Garden. Visitation 4-8 PM Thursday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Co. Rd B., and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
We are celebrating 93 years of this kind-hearted, generous, supportive, funny, gentle man. Please dress in bright colors to share our joy in having been a part of his life.
Memorials preferred to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
 
 
From: RNPA News Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:06 AM   Subject: RNPA News: Claire Davis Has Flown West.
 
I regret to inform you, my father Claire A. Davis, died November 5, 2017.  He was a Northwest Airlines 747 captain when he retired in 1984.
His current address is 2925 Lincoln Drive, #516, Roseville, MN  55113.
Any communication or if you need more information, please contact me, his daughter, Tammy Davis Cownie, at this e-mail address or 1542 Lakeview Curve, Eagan, MN  55122, (651) 456-0685 home; (651) 665-5798 work.
My dad always looked forward to receiving his Contrails magazine.  We were disappointed to learn the November edition was the final one. 
Best of luck to all of you and thank you so much for a very high quality magazine for all these many years.
Tammy <tammycownie@msn.com>
Best regards,
Tammy
 
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Retired NWA pilot Claire Davis passed away this past Sunday, November 05, 2017 at age 93.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 10 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 285 N. Dale Street, St. Paul.  Interment Evergreen Memorial Garden. Visitation 4-8 PM Thursday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Co. Rd B., and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
Further details at this website:  https://www.muellerbies.com/clairedavis
 
Thanks to Roger Moberg for noting Claire’s passing.
Bill Day
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Betty’s obituary.................Betty J Davis, age 86

Davis, Betty J., Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma Great-Grandma. Died peacefully on June 3, 2012, at the age of 86, surrounded by her family. She is survived by Claire "Dave", her beloved husband of almost 66 years; children, Dennis (Chris) Davis, Michelle Favilla and Tamra Cownie; siblings, Maxine Pierre, Lorraine Swonger and William Peterson; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service 10:30 AM Friday, June 8 at LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 285 N. Dale St., St. Paul. Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME - ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. at County Rd B, from 4 - 7 PM Thursday, and at the church from 9:30 - 10:30 AM Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550.

Monday, November 6, 2017

DL Capt. Fred J. Beardsley

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Fred J. Beardsley
March 10, 1936 ~ October 27, 2017

News has reached us with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Frederick John Beardsley, age 81.  Captain Beardsley joined Delta Air Lines 01-16-1961 and retired in 1996, based 031/ATL, Ln. Ck. Airman.  He is survived by his wife Jane, their children,  grandchildren and great grandchildren, plus many other dear friends and family members.   A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 15th, at the Delta Air Lines Museum, 1060 Delta Blvd #B-914, Atlanta, GA 30354.  Obituary information below should appear soon in the AJC... perhaps that will lead us to an online guestbook. 
For those wishing to send personal condolences, whitepages indicates the Beardsley’s residence as  
4136 Edinburgh Trail NE , Roswell GA 30075-2609.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 Obituary.....................  Frederick John Beardsley 
Fred Beardsley, 81 of Roswell, Georgia passed away October 27, 2017 at Emory
St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta GA, after a brief illness.
Fred was born March 10, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Leon and Eileen
Beardsley. He graduated from Northfield Mount Herman High School in
Massachusetts and attended Bucknell University.  Fred was passionate about
being a pilot, and joined the US Navy as an Aviator in 1956, where he flew
the A-4 Skyhawk.
In 1961, Fred fulfilled his dream when he became an airline pilot for Delta
Airlines, where he flew for 35 years.  Upon his retirement in 1996, Fred
continued to work for the Delta Alcohol Rehabilitation Program assisting
many pilots on their road to recovery.
Fred is survived by his wife, Jane; his two children, Michael Beardsley
(Renee) and Lynn Warner (Mark); six grandchildren, Amanda Bonser, Schaefer,
Chandler, and Michaela Beardsley, and Justin and Kaitlyn Warner; and two
great-grandchildren, Emma and Addison Bonser.  Additionally, he is survived
by extended family, including William Sewell III, Wynne Sewell, Jane S.
Sowell, Michael Sewell, Sean Sewell and Sally S. Anthony.
The Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
November 15th, 2017 at the Delta Airlines Museum, 1060 Delta Blvd #B-914,
Atlanta, GA 30354.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to MARR Addiction Treatment
Center scholarship fund in the name of Frederick J. Beardsley.
MARR, 2815 Clearview Place, Doraville, GA  30340  or by visiting www.marrinc.org 
-----Original Message-----
From: Edwin Conrad AT&T  Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:26 PM  Subject: Celebration of Life for Retired Captain Frederick J Beardsley
Would you inform the network that there will be a celebration of life for
Retired Captain Frederick J Beardsley on November 15th between 15:00 and
17:00 at the Delta Museum located at the Atlanta airport.  The Obituary will
be out shortly.
Thank you
Edwin L Conrad
Captain, Retired=
From: JON J MAYNARD Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017    Subject: Captain Fred Beardsley's Celebration of Life Arrangements
Fellow Nesters,  
Captain Fred Beardsley's Celebration of Life will be held at the Delta Museum on November 15th from 1500 to 1700.
The BOAF 40th Annual Banquet will be held following the ceremony.
Thanks to everyone for there concern and patients during this difficult time for the family and our fellowship.
Warm Regards,  
Robert I  
BOAF Communications Officer 
From: Dave Bushy Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 Subject: Fred Beardsley
...............I just received word that retired Captain Fred Beardsley, who was one of the leaders in the Delta HIMS Program and Birds of a Feather, passed away last week.  I don’t have any further details, but the word came out through the Birds group: 
Best, 
Dave
From: thfoster6@aol.com: Sent: 10/27/2017 2:55:06 PM Eastern Standard Time  Subject: Ret. Delta Capt Fred Beardsley has passed
Ret. Delta Capt. Ed Conrad sent notice of the passing of Ret. Delta Capt Fred Beardsley early this morning. Fred & his wife, Jane, reside in Roswell, Ga. I believe that St. Joseph Hospital is in Atlanta.
Travis Foster 
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From: elconrad@att.net: Sent: 10/27/2017 6:41:03 AM Eastern Standard Time  Subject: Fred Beardsley
Fred passed away at 01:56 this AM at St. Joseph Hospital. No details at this time.

Ed Conrad